Feminism–Remember who you are working for

Feminism–Remember who you are working for

On a daily basis I encounter online a general cluelessness as to what Feminism is all about, primarily from younger women who call themselves feminists. The daily onslaught of misinformation includes “but men are victims too”, “what about the men?”, “that statement is anti-male”, etc. Feminism—it’s NOT about men! The clue is in what feminism … Continue reading

When women buy into patriarchy

When women buy into patriarchy

Note: I wrote this post on 28 June, and held off publishing to think about it. I still have not gotten some of the screenshots yet. Self-defined feminists are still the minority of women, radical feminists make up an even smaller minority of that minority. We do not give men ‘the benefit of the doubt’ … Continue reading

Is liberal feminism even feminism any more?

Is liberal feminism even feminism any more?

Firstly, what feminism is: Feminism is a political movement for the emancipation and liberation for all females, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, reproductive status, disability status, etc. Secondly, what feminism is not: Feminism is not a catch-all social justice movement (although sometimes areas that affect women do become highlighted). Feminism is not a social … Continue reading

NAMALT

NAMALT

NAMALT – internet (feminist) shorthand for ‘Not All Men Are Like That’. Yes, it got its own acronym because of its frequent use, particularly in feminist spaces, but also generally, as most reports of some male doing something really bad to females usually go to great pains to ‘other’ the offender from the rest of … Continue reading

Guest post: You are next

Guest post: You are next

Via Bugbrennan, anonymous quote. First they came for Janice Raymond and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t an academic. Then they came for Mary Daly and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a lesbian. Then they came for  Norah Vincent and I didn’t speak out because I didn’t even read her book. Then they … Continue reading

Is Eve still being framed?

Is Eve still being framed?

An important Radio 4 podcast – Helena Kennedy QC speaks to a variety of guests on how women are treated in the criminal justice system, both as victims and defendants. Many of the statistics my readers will already know, although I did pick up new ones. Sandra Horley from Refuge states that three abused women … Continue reading

Enforcing heterosexuality – hate crimes against lesbians

Enforcing heterosexuality – hate crimes against lesbians

This is an adjunct post to RubyFruit’s Radical Lesbian Feminism or Political Lesbian in 2012, in which RubyFruit outlines Adrienne Rich’s key points in compulsory heterosexuality. Part of the first point is also the largely invisible cultural grooming, more pronounced now than when I was a girl, the Disney-style propaganda that brainwashes little girls into thinking … Continue reading